All winners of the current competition will be announced on this page with links to all our previous poetry competition winners, specially commended entries and judges comments.


Congratulations to Jocelyn Simms  who wins the International Poetry Book Awards.

The contest organisers have announced the winners of their prestigious contest, judged by Welsh poet and writer Dave Lewis, and the overall winner was Jocelyn Simms for her book Tickling the Dragon.

The winners were as follows:
1st Prize          TICKLING THE DRAGON – Jocelyn Simms, France
2nd Prize        THE WOMAN WITH AN OWL TATTOOAnne Walsh Donnelly, Mayo, Ireland
3rd Prize         HEFTDavid J Costello, Wallasey, England

Judges’ comments, shortlist and full details can be viewed here.

We hope to launch the 2021 contest on 1st January 2021.